Recent graduate Emma Mulholland is currently receiving leadership-spill-worthy levels of attention from devotees of Australian fashion. Much like said attempted political coup, there's something a little bit sinister in her designs, but they tend to come in much more wearable manifestations: scary shark prints in pop-bright hues.
The Sydney-based lady is now taking a wildly different direction to her first collection, Queen Aurelia
, which first sparked media hype when it debuted at RAFW's TAFE Innovators show last year. Compared with her first bright sparkle party, the autumn/winter 2012 capsule, Tropical Rebel
, is moodier, darker, and definitely more street; probably reflecting Emma's recent appointment to the atelier studio at local fashion dominators, Ksubi.
Despite this, the capsule is still surf-cool, and we bet Yeezy will want a piece of it. (Homeboy bought one of Mulholland's backpacks at Alice Euphemia
earlier this year to use "as a reference".) Just in case that doesn't do it for you, however, how about this: Tropical Rebel
was inspired by not only Courtney Love and Poison Ivy, but also by the epic Neve Campbell '90s film, The Craft
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